Is this your only parent conference in the marking period? Is
this your first parent conference of the year?
If it's your first parent conference, a few general remarks
about the child the child's overall skills are most
appropriate. How has the child adjusted to the new grade?
Then move on to the upcoming report card - if the child's
grades are overall good, save yourself time and say that and
smile warmly and send them on their way. If the grades are not
going to be good in one area or in any areas, explain why and
as important tell them how you are going to address the child's
needs differently given that the child is not doing well and
tell them what they could do more or differently to help build
the child's skills.